This weekend Joss Whedon attended the Streamys, one of the most made-up of all the shitty made-up awards shows, and while walking the red carpet gave some quotes to TV Line. The quotes were about his SHIELD pilot, which just finished shooting.
“I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show,” he said. “It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons. It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books. They had costumes and the villains were cool [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.”
He says that the show will be very true to the Marvel style, but not to expect many familiar faces to pop up - at least not at first. “Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show,” Whedon said, “and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff].”
What does that mean for Maria Hill, the character played by Cobie Smulders, who had been rumored to appear? According to Joss her schedule does not allow much time for her to guest star, “but if we can get a hold of her anytime, we will.”
The big unanswered question remains the involvement of Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, who died in The Avengers. He's on the show and we've been told multiple times that the show takes place after that movie. So what's the deal? I guess we'll have to do the unthinkable and WAIT FOR THE SHOW.